Of Facts and Science Fiction

“Fiction is a kind of fact, although it takes some people centuries to get used to it. To point out that its substance is imaginary, or fantastic, is no criticism of it, for that is the kind of fact it is: a thing man has thought or imagined, rather than observed or made.”
– Raymond Williams, “Science Fiction” (1956)

(Source: http://www.depauw.edu/sfs/documents/williams.htm)


One thought on “Of Facts and Science Fiction

  1. I see SF as a record of the current scientific thought and predictions of whenever the work was published……….fascinating to see where the imagination can go with just a touch of fact

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